Arts and Entertainment 'Misha' was found to be a fraud by a woman who was not even Jewish.

Misha Defonseca claimed she killed a Nazi soldier and lived with wolves

Wilhelm Brasse: A photographer in Auschwitz

Wilhelm Brasse: A photographer in Auschwitz

Wilhelm Brasse was compelled to take mug shots of the prisoners in Auschwitz, the Nazi extermination camp. “I tried to calm them,’ he later confided. He made studio portraits of the SS guards, too, and became popular with them, with a reputation for being able to put his subjects at ease. He told one officer to “sit comfortably, relax and think about your fatherland” before taking his picture. Brasse’s photographic skills certainly saved his life.

Postcard from... Berlin

The 1936 Berlin Olympics gave the Nazis the “excuse” they needed. The authorities in the German capital decided that they wanted a “Gypsy free” city during the event. They set up a detention camp for Berlin's Roma population in Marzahn, an eastern Berlin suburb.

Witnesses: Nick Clegg with some sixth-form students at Auschwitz last week

Nick Clegg: Those who know of war argue most forcefully for peace

The Deputy Prime Minister returns from Auschwitz-Birkenau convinced of the moral value of an ambitious educational scheme

Jeffrey Stewart and Robert Winslade-Anderson in 'The Emperor of Atlantis'

The Emperor of Atlantis/ Albert Herring, Linbury Studio, London
Tosca, King's Head Theatre, London

From within the death camp, a picaresque story of redemptive love

Last night's viewing - Jewish Mum of the Year, Channel 4; Fresh Meat, Channel 4

Hard on the heels of a rebuke from the Advertising Standards Agency for an "irresponsible" and "offensive" campaign that "reaffirmed negative stereotypes" of the Traveller community, Channel 4 continues its proud commitment to minority caricature with the barely credible Jewish Mum of the Year. Let's get the mitigating circumstances out of the way first, since it won't take long.

The families who passed on their Holocaust tattoo

Nearly 70 years ago, Yosef Diamant had the number 157622 permanently inked on his arm by the Nazis at Auschwitz.

In a tribute to his suffering, his grandsdaughter Eli Sagir got the same tattoo on her arm - shortly followed by her mother and brother.

DVD: This Must Be the Place (15)

There might be a decent comedy to be made about an absurd, middle-aged goth star tracking down a Nazi, but Paolo Sorrentino's tedious, unfunny film isn't it.

Csanad Szegedi, poster boy of Hungary's fascist right, quits after Jewish roots revealed

Grandmother of MEP who gained notoriety with anti-Semitic party was Holocaust survivor

Csanad Szegedi, left, and Krisztina Morvai, right, celebrating their entry into the European Parliament

Rising star of Hungarian anti-Semitic party forced to resign after he discovers his Jewish heritage

It emerged that Csanad Szegedi's grandfather was a forced labour camp veteran and that his grandmother was a survivor of Auschwitz

Merkel vow on circumcision

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman promised the Jewish and Muslim communities yesterday that they would be free to circumcise young boys despite a court ban which has provoked concerns about religious freedom.

Circumcision ban is the 'worst attack on Jews since Holocaust'

European Jewish and Muslim leaders combine to voice their growing anger at 'affront to human rights'

The Week in Books: Africa's stories span comedy and tragedy – and every stage in between

History, wrote Edward Gibbon as he wearily surveyed the decline and fall of the Roman empire, "is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind".

Israel Perry

On 18 March 2012, we published an article entitled "Israeli fraudster fights UK attempt to seize assets".

Contestants of Israel's first 'Miss Holocaust Survivor'

Survivors' pageant is criticised

Fourteen women who survived the horrors of the Second World War have paraded in a pageant, vying for the honour of being crowned Israel's first "Miss Holocaust Survivor". The winner of the controversial event was Chava Hershkovitz, far right.

Israeli Holocaust survivor and winner of the beauty pageant Hava Hershkovitz

Row erupts as 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' pageant is held in Israel

Critics slam beauty pageant to find 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' as macabre and offensive

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee